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Considers three cases decided in 1993 and 1994 relating to a surveyor′s liability for failing to comment adequately on serious defects in properties when carrying out inspections and reports for mortgage valuation purposes. In two of the cases the judges were so concerned by the condition of the...
Investigates the reasoning behind the CONDAM regulations which have recently come into force. Posits that all surveyors, engineers and architects in the construction industry have a responsibility for health and safety of both employees and the public. Concludes that the designer can play a key...
Discusses the properties of pulverized fuel ash (PFA) concrete both in its fresh and hardened states, with emphasis on aspects which are relevant to warmer localities such as Hong Kong. Sufficient research evidence, including surveys of existing structures, have been reviewed to conclude that...
Provides basic steps and general guidelines for the correct use of plaster and render. Includes suggestions of several preparations available to aid this process.
Reviews the application and design of systems using sealed expansion vessels from circa 1967 to the present day, incorporating all types of systems. Discusses the fundamental differences and characteristics between open vented and sealed expansion vessel systems, and also the attitudes of water...
Government funding is directed towards the refurbishment of run‐down high‐rise blocks and estates of local authority housing through Estate Action. While glossy annual reports advertise excellent results, what independent evidence is there to support the policies recommended by PEP and Estate...
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